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Facebook Knew about the Cambridge Analytica Case Before it Declared

The biggest security scandal that Facebook has faced in its 15-year history, which jumped into the public light just a year ago, continues to flicker.

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The biggest security scandal that Facebook has faced in its 15-year history, which jumped into the public light just a year ago, continues to flicker.

“Facebook declared that it had knowledge of the case in December 2015.”

Despite the fact that dozens of new leaks and problems have been known since then to ensure user privacy, the case of Cambridge Analytica continues to be the subject of research and new discoveries.

Now it has been known that some employees of the social network alerted their superiors of what was happening with Cambridge Analytica in September 2015, months before what the company had admitted having knowledge of the case.

According to Facebook, he learned about the illicit data extraction techniques of up to 87 million users of the social network for the creation of psychological profiles and to influence in some way electoral processes in the United States in the month of December 2015, at which time prevented the actions of Cambridge Analytica, which had hired the developer firm GSR for that purpose.

However, as it has been known now thanks to a lawsuit that the District of Columbia has filed with the courts in the United States, the company was aware of the facts months before, although it did not react to the warnings given by at least one of its members. employees located in the Washington office.

It turns out that when Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the United States Congress last April to explain what happened with Cambridge Analytica, he was asked when the company first became aware of the facts. Zuckerberg argued that in December 2015.

The company has now issued an official statement in which it reaffirms this position and notes that Facebook was not aware of the transfer of GSR data to Cambridge Analytica until December 2015, as witnessed by its CEO.

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